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'VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAM' GOING AROUND THE AREA
6/12/2018 7:04:49 AM


A new and very sophisticated scam is making the rounds and Peterborough Police want you to be aware.

It's being referred to as the 'Virtual Kidnapping Scam' and apparently targets international students who attend either Trent or Fleming.

Staff Sergeant Dan MacLean says there have been two reported incidents of this scam in our area.

    He says in one of these incidents, the victim's family in China was extorted out of roughly $18,000.

MacLean says if you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Chinese Consulate, hang-up and verify that the call is real and never give out any personal information over the phone.    

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